Mick Alec Idlelife. Writer of dark humour. MICK ALEC IDLELIFE. Who?
He’s just an anagram- that’s all he is. So what if he got a book published first? He couldn’t have done it without me.
Here’s the cover.
The title is as irreverent as his surname. That’s how he likes it. He doesn’t want to be categorised in a genre. The closest he will come to assigning a category of literature to this, his first collection, is to call it dark humour.
But, some of it is quite shocking. Endings can be quite a surprise. Other tales have an underlying sadness beneath the brash exterior. That’s life, according to Mick. There are no clear boundaries on feelings, he believes. It is quite possible to experience many conflicting emotions all at the same time, so why shouldn’t fiction reflect this?
There are six stories in this book, 48,000 words in total. As long as a novella. 140 pages or thereabouts depending on how large you like your font on Kindle. Mick would say it’s excellent value for money. He’s just paid £2 for something 12 pages long.
The title is wordplay in itself. There aren’t many words in the English language ending in a.r.s.e. Enough for this and a possible second collection. That’s going to depend upon the success of the first, of course.
So, it’s over to you now, people. One day I hope to be able to call you fans. Download fingers at the ready?
Here’s the page on
-and here’s a link to my Amazon author page.
I hope you enjoy the characters and situations in Arse(d) Ends. I don’t think you’ll forget them!